I flagged this post
(as other) on the blue because 1) It doesn't do what it says on the tin 2) it's behind a paywall 3) it has one link with no other information. Should posts only linking to a paywall be on the blue?
posted by rebent
on Jan 6, 2011 -
I've been trying for months now to find a metafilter post from a year or two back. It was MLYT, to someone who made short video pieces - as I recall, a lot of them were of carefully assembled stacks of things falling over. [more inside]
posted by pinespree
on Oct 16, 2010 -
Racking my brains here looking for a semi-recent (this year? 2009?) Ask Metafilter question: Someone's wife was documenting every perceived slight and argument, I believe by printing out chats and emails.
Please tell me I'm not imagining this post, as it had some thoughtful answers that would be useful to show to a friend to whom this is now happening!
posted by bunji
on Oct 2, 2010 -
I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread
under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here
posted by jfuller
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I swear we've seen these Askme questions dozens of times before, but I can't find them. I'm looking for those posts about not being able to drink and how to cope with it. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Pony/suggestion: What about being able to browse posts by multiple tags, but with OR as opposed to merely AND. This would mostly be to combat tag redundancy, but could also be useful in general. [more inside]
posted by sentient
on Mar 15, 2010 -
A suggestion for AskMeFi: rather than (or in addition to) anonymous postings, why not give everyone a few throwaway accounts? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Would it be possible to have a search box on Activity subpages -- in other words, a search function that limits itself to a single user's comments or posts? [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris
on Dec 4, 2009 -
I'm looking for a particular FPP. It was within the last three months, and it was about how to be skeptical of science/things you read on the internet. It was really good, but I didn't have time to read it all then (and I was drunk), and I just now am regretting that I never finished it. I've tried searching, but things like "skeptical" and "science" return a lot of results. Can someone point me in the right direction?
posted by Damn That Television
on Jul 7, 2009 -
Other sites have a little tick mark or a "new" tag for posts that you haven't seen. Can MetaFilter do this also? Yeah, I know that MeFi has the "xx new posts" thingie, sbut should/could it mark the new ones?
(I have been reading MeFi and AskMe for some time. I have registered andposted a few times in AskMe. Heck, I've even had a MeFi post deleted by Jessamyn! But this is my MetaTalk first time.)
posted by Drasher
on Jun 9, 2009 -
My Askmefi question only recieved one answer...I realize that this must just happen
every so often, but I'm wondering, a) how I might avoid it, and, b) can I ask the same question again in the hopes of getting more answers? [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb
on Mar 15, 2009 -
Once someone asked a question that was inappropriate for some reason (chat filter?) and then everyone freaked out and started posting weird stuff. This was maybe a year ago. It never happened again, that I saw. It was sort of funny. But I don't know why/how/what happened. [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Jan 17, 2009 -
What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
posted by Joe Beese
on Jan 1, 2009 -
Why do I get an email telling me my AskMe post has been posted when I just posted it and saw it be posted and therefore possessed no doubt concerning its posting?
posted by xmutex
on Oct 30, 2008 -
I would like to know what people's thoughts are on the idea of allowing Metafilter posters to make a "second edition" of a post after a certain amount of time has passed (a week?, a year?). [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Jul 14, 2008 -
What the hell? Silent deletion of my FPP! I know that political correctness is the force that moves Metafilter, but come ON here people!
The post was a short one, centered on this story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314564,00.html and apparently that's a story that Metafilter is not ready to handle at this point in time.
posted by Sukiari
on Dec 2, 2007 -
I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this
is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Oct 12, 2007 -
So I noticed that comments I've made in a posts which are subsequently deleted don't show up in my profile's activity...
posted by wfrgms
on Jun 19, 2007 -
I download what I imagine might be legally construed as "copyrighted material" all thie time. But I'm actually upset with this post because I know some people that worked on US v. John Lennon.
(Double standard, I know.) So are there any guidelines about posting full-length, copyrighted movies? Is this post this even in good taste? Where's the context? Does it have any
intent other than to illegally distribute a movie? Is this even a problem?
posted by phaedon
on Jun 3, 2007 -
I don't understand why this
was posted. Most LOL XTIANS get deleted; why is this one still here?
posted by Methylviolet
on Apr 4, 2007 -
Remember Modest Needs
? They turned five years old this week and hit one million dollars in funds dispersed since they started. In the anniversary post
, the founder mentions they got their whole start thanks to that post on mefi.
posted by mathowie
on Apr 3, 2007 -
It's pretty minor, but an & in the post title turns into 'amp' in the url. example
posted by twine42
on Mar 6, 2007 -
: self-link, no. Friend-link, yes. Was this post deleted because it sucked, or because I know the guy? If both, I concede. If only because of association, is that transgression articulated somewhere? I couldn’t find it.
posted by Milkman Dan
on Nov 21, 2006 -
WhatWasThatPostFilter: Maybe a year or so ago, somebody posted a link on the blue to a grainy video of what seemed to be pretty violent interrogation. Screamed "viral video", and, as far as I can remember, was derided as such in the thread comments, and maybe even deleted. Anyone remember it? And if so, did anything come of it?
posted by slater
on Nov 19, 2006 -
I posted this
and got a timeout error message. So I tried again and got a different error message. But on the third try, I got the message telling me the link had already been posted. So one of the two attempts that generated an error message actually worked.
posted by GuyZero
on Oct 18, 2006 -
Just a thought....in what location could we put blue requests? Ie. if I wanted someone to make an excellent post about something or someone I had interest in, but I don't have the expertise or the time, where would such a request be made?
posted by Kickstart70
on Sep 26, 2006 -
was deleted (not complaining; I agree with the reasoning). Aren't I supposed to get an email about this? I didn't. Forgive me if that's not the policy. I thought it was.
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 22, 2006 -
I just found a site, dimeadozen.org
, that I think might make a good Metafilter post. It's got torrents of tons and tons of live concerts. (I'm listening right now to the Tom Waits show in Nashville that I saw last weekend.) The problem is that it requires you to sign up for an account, and there's a limited number of account slots available each day. Would this still make a good post?
posted by UKnowForKids
on Aug 11, 2006 -
My boyfriend remembers a link to a guy who had drawn a multipage picture of loads of fictional characters, real people, landscapes etc. He eventually sold it on ebay. Can anyone remember this link/metafilter post? I'd like to see it and not being able to find it is driving my boyfriend insane!
posted by Lotto
on Jul 16, 2006 -
How about a subtle indicator of first posts and new commenters? I think I mentioned this before in the comments to a thread, but as long as we're all on the Pony Express and there's no contentious threads on the blue, this seems like the time to bring it up properly. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire
on Jul 15, 2006 -
This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?
Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
posted by hwestiii
on Jul 7, 2006 -